Natural Lice Treatment with Coconut Oil
To keep lice at bay, use coconut oil as a leave-in hair conditioner, or to detangle and style hair. For a lice infestation, follow the directions below.
3 Tablespoons La Lune Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 Teaspoon ylang ylang oil
1 Teaspoon anise oil
1 Teaspoon tea tree oil
2 Cups apple cider vinegar
1 Cup water
Apply the solution all over the scalp, massage in, and pulling through the ends. Comb through the hair with a fine tooth comb. Cover in a shower cap, and allow to sit for 2 hours. If possible, sit in the sun or use a hair dryer to periodically warm up the cap. Carefully remove shower cap, and seal in zip lock bag for disposal.
At the end of 2 hours, comb hair once again, prior to washing and rinsing thoroughly, twice. While hair is still wet, combine 2 cups of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup water in a small spray bottle. Saturate the hair, spraying ½ the bottle on the scalp and hair. Lean over the sink and pour the remaining mixture over the hair, massaging lightly.
Rinse thoroughly and comb hair once again with a fine tooth comb. Follow with a light application of coconut oil, cover with a shower cap, or style as desired, and allow to remain on the hair until next washing.
As with most lice treatments, the process needs to be repeated every 5-10 days for a couple of weeks. This helps to ensure that all lice, and their eggs are eradicated. Between treatments, comb hair morning and night with a fine tooth comb, and use coconut oil as a leave-in conditioner. As coconut oil both repels and kills lice, at the first notification of a lice outbreak start using coconut oil as a leave-in conditioner.